Course Modalities


Gateway Community College is working hard to ensure you have a successful semester.  We are offering virtual, on-campus, and combination courses. Virtual course choices are fully online (ONLN), live remote (LRON), and hybrid (HYBR). On-campus courses are coded as TRAD in Banner. Online with classroom component are coded as (OLCR) in Banner.   

 

Courses that are entirely or partly online may take place in two ways: 

  • Synchronous - Students and the professor log in virtually (WebEx/TEAMS/Collaborate) at the scheduled times and days, as you would if you were attending in person. Lessons and classwork are in real time. 

  • A-synchronous – Students and the professor log in to Blackboard to review course content and assignments. There are no scheduled meeting times, work is completed based on course deadlines as set by the professor.   

   

On-campus LRON:  

Students who are scheduled for an LRON class and need access to a computer will be provided access to the following classrooms/meeting spaces: S-307, S-308, S-310, S-311, S-312, S-313, L-200B, L200C. (Accurate?) Rooms will be outfitted with WEB cams. Students should use their own headphones or earbuds. Rooms will be arranged with appropriate distance to reduce student-to-student interference. 

   

 

 

TRAD = On Campus Course

(Web enhanced)

 

 

 

Definition:

A traditional course will be delivered on campus at a scheduled time, place, and location.  

Technology:

Assignments may need to be completed with a learning management system (i.e., Blackboard and/or publisher systems) provided on the course syllabus.   

Spring 2022

Due to social distancing requirements delivery of this instructional method may be limited.  Class size will also be limited based on social distancing requirements.  May have to be moved online or LRON should another quarantine be required.  

 

 

ONLINE = Fully Online Course

 

Definition:

Course instruction is fully online via Blackboard and may be supplemented with publisher programs. Coursework and assessments are delivered asynchronously. These courses use various online tools that include, but are not limited to, discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by their professor.  

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.

Spring 2022

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. 

For additional information of what you can expect from an online course, please see the following YouTube video Dr. Doninger developed for her PSY 111 students. https://youtu.be/yaRtA9Mt50s

 

 

OLCR = Online with Classroom Component

 

Definition:

Course instruction via Blackboard. May require in-person, on-campus orientation and/or proctored assessments. Coursework is delivered asynchronously through Blackboard. These courses use various online tools that include, but are not limited to, discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the course syllabus. Students are required to attend an on-campus or virtual orientation and proctored exams.  

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection.

Spring 2022

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. 

 

 

LRON = Live/Remote Online Course

 

Definition:

Course instruction is virtual, class sessions are held at a specific day and time, using Teams/WebEx/Collaborate. Coursework is delivered synchronously through Blackboard and/or other approved learning management systems that meet course objectives. These courses use various online tools that include, but are not limited to, discussion boards, assignments, testing, web links, videos, group work, journals, etc. Students must meet all due dates and deadlines set by the professor.  

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection (cell phones are not recommended).  

Spring 2022

Due to social distancing, this type of delivery may be preferred. Students will be required to attend virtually from an internet-enabled device, not a cellphone.  This method of instruction will not require nor allow for on-campus attendance. The class will meet virtually at the scheduled time.  

 

 

HYBR = Hybrid Scheduling

 

Definition:

This type of course delivery includes a combination of both in-person and online instruction where students will meet with their instructor at a specific day and time either on-campus or virtually. Blackboard is used to present coursework, submissions, and assessments.  

Technology:

Students need a reliable computer with internet connection. 

Spring 2022

This course method is for courses that have required hands-on components that cannot be accomplished online (i.e., manufacturing and health career programs, and workforce non-credit training where possible). Students will be required to attend scheduled class sessions on campus.  

Please feel free to contact us with any questions. If you would like to speak to an Academic Advisor, please email GW-StudentSuccess@gatewayct.edufor assistance. 

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